Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Matty Begovich

Mathew William Begovich

October 2, 1910
New Jersey

November 20, 1966
Miami Beach, FL

1929-30 St. John's University (College)
1930-31 St. John's University (College)
1931-32 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1931-32 Dunsmore (PSL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1932-33 Philadelpia Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Wilkes-Barre-Freeland (PSL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Jewels (ABL)
1933-34 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1934-35 New York Jewels (ABL)
1934-35 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1934-35 Atlantic City (EBL)
1935-36 New York Jewels (ABL)
1936-37 New York Jewels (ABL)
1937-38 New Haven/New York Jewels (ABL)
1938-39 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1938-39 New York Jewels (ABL)
1938-39 Lebanon (TCL)
1946-47 John Marshall College of Law - Jersey City, NJ (College) Head coach
1947-48 John Marshall College of Law - Jersey City, NJ (College) Head coach

A member of the St. John's "Wonder Five", Begovich would spend many seasons in the ABL playing with the Jewels. He was a member of the state bar in New Jersey, and in 1940 quit basketball to work for the FBI. He worked as an executive salesman at U.S. Steel and was on the town council in his hometown of Weehawken, New Jersey, and also was a basketball official at Madison Square Garden for 21 years.

In September of 1966, Begovich suffered a heart attack while in Miami. He never recovered and died that November.

Matty married to Maria Andrich (1915-1996) and they had three sons.

Central New Jersey Home News, November 22, 1996
Kingston Daily Freeman, November 22, 1966


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